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August 12, 2015
Shell Canada said this week it would not provide details or a timeline on maintenance activities at its Scotford, AB, styrene plant. The plant remains on force majeure following...
August 12, 2015
Nova Chemicals reports profit of $148 million for the second quarter, down 11% year-over-year (YOY), on sales of $983 million, down 24% YOY. The company says lower selling prices for all products more than offset higher sales volumes for ethylene and polyethylene—and lower feedstock costs—and operating profits increased in olefins-polyolefins as well as expandable styrenics....
August 11, 2015
Potash Ridge (Toronto) on Tuesday announced a transaction to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of privately owned Valleyfield Fertilizer Corp., registered in...
August 7, 2015
Agrium says that its previously announced urea project at the company's Borger, TX, site will be completed at the end of 2016. However, the company says it has canceled related plans...
August 5, 2015
During the week ended 1 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.5% year-on-year on strong gains in Canada...
August 4, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm BioAmber (Montreal) reports a second-quarter net loss of $14.8 million, compared with a net loss of $14.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Revenues decreased...
August 3, 2015
Canpotex (Saskatoon, SK), the potash export cartel owned by Agrium, Mosaic, and PotashCorp, says that its board of directors has appointed Ken Seitz as president and CEO, effective 1...
July 31, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics (Quebec City), a subsidiary of Unipex Group...
July 31, 2015
TerraVerdae BioWorks (Edmonton, AB) has completed the scale-up optimization of its process to produce biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics from waste-derived methanol...
July 30, 2015
PotashCorp reports second-quarter net income down 11.7% year-on-year (YOY), to $417 million, on net sales down 8.5%, to $1.7 billion. Adjusted earnings of 50 cts/share were down 10.7%...
July 29, 2015
During the week ended 25 July, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.6% year-over-year (YOY) on strong gains in Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,019 carloads, up 0.6% from the previous week, according to data released on 29 July by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) https://www.aar.org/. For the year to date, chemical railcar traffic in North America is up 0.4%, versus a 3.5% decrease in all railcar traffic, according to the AAR....
July 28, 2015
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) on Monday concluded an agreement with Toronto-listed Avcorp Industries to sell its subsidiary Hitco Carbon Composites USA. Hitco Carbon Composites...
July 24, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has announced that Lucas Meyer Cosmetics (Quebec City), a business of Unipex Group (Paris), has accepted IFF’s previously announced...
July 23, 2015
CB&I on Thursday announced the award of a contract valued in excess of $100 million from a major energy company for a Tier 3 clean fuels project. The scope of work at the refinery...
July 22, 2015
During the week ended 18 July, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.1% year-on-year (YOY) despite a sequential decline in volume. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 41,749 carloads, down 2.8% from the previous week, according to data released on 22 July by the Association of American Railroads....
July 22, 2015
Lower crude oil prices could reduce production growth in Canada’s oil sands by a quarter through 2020, according to a new forecast by IHS. Production will continue to grow, reaching 2.9 million bbl/day in 2020, but the estimated increase over 2014—800,000 bbl/day—is 280,000 bbl/day less than previously forecast....
July 21, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid), a subsidiary of International Petroleum Investment Co. (Abu Dhabi), says it has agreed to acquire the 49% it does not already own in a linear alkyl benzene (LAB) plant...
July 16, 2015
During the week ended 11 July, chemical railcar traffic in North America fell 3.5% year-over-year (YOY) as loadings declined throughout the region. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,951 carloads, up 5.0% from the previous week, according to data released on 15 July by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). For the year to date, chemical railcar traffic in North America is up 0.3%, versus a 3.3% decrease in all railcar traffic, according to AAR...
July 15, 2015
Canadian expandable polystyrene (EPS) have been forced to look at alternatives for styrene supply to cover their needs in August and September, following Shell Canada's styrene force...
July 14, 2015
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) continued to grow worldwide in 2014, primarily in North America, driving growth in the world market for oilfield specialty chemicals. At the service...
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